We are doing a study of impact loading over the course of the Boston Marathon this year. We are recruiting runners of all types, but are in need of barefoot and ‘true’ minimal footwear runners (no midsole, stack height, arch, etc).
Irene S. Davis, PhD, PT, FACSM, FAPTA, FASB
Professor, Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Harvard Medical School
Director, Spaulding National Running Center
1575 Cambridge St.
Cambridge, MA. 02138
Barefoot Running; So simple a caveman did it!
No Stopping: Boston Marathon
Ken Bob, Boston Marathon 2005
Unidentified Barefoot Runner, Boston Marathon 2005
Theresa Withee 2011 Boston Barefoot
Running Mechanics Study; Spaulding National Running Center
Summary Note: “geldklopperij” means something like stealing your money and/or asking too much money for something – George Kerkhoven By: Hanneke van Houwelingen AD Netherlands Translated by Google Just bought expensive running shoes? Throw them away. All good stories about … read more
Summary Research out of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology is a reminder that running [in shoes] isn’t necessarily as ecofriendly a sport as we might think it is. … more Running Shoes Have Large Carbon Footprint Related Links Running Shoes … read more
Summary The solution to the present obesity epidemic lies in recognizing its evolutionary origins. Obesity defined as excess body fat sufficient to impair mobility, could not have existed in hunter-gatherers of the genus Homo, because ineffective mobility would have impaired … read more
Running – Nature’s Exercise Evidence suggests we evolved to run in order to survive, making running one of the most natural forms of exercise to improve fitness levels. Currently, nearly 20 million Americans run. Of these, 79% experience running related … read more
A study is being conducted at Texas State University in San Marcos Texas in the Biomechanics/Athletic Training LAB, that is looking into balance in Barefoot and Shod runners. At some point we might be able to travel to test subjects, … read more
Summary Patient: “Doc, it hurts whenever I move like this. Doctor: “Don’t move like that.” In a recent post on his blog, Chris McDougall writes about “discoveries” that Doctor Daniel Lieberman at Harvard has been making about humans and running, … read more
Summary online survey. It is for anyone who runs (or has run) barefoot or in very minimalist shoes (a distinction is made in the survey). We are particularly interested in established runners who have introduced barefoot running to their schedules. … read more
Summary “Ken, … We’ll plan a very special experiment for you in the lab.” – Dr. Daniel Lieberman Story So we loaded up the car and traveled to Cambridge, Massachusetts that is… Videos Note the subtle fore-foot landing. I’m not … read more